Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series highlights the most interesting voices in education

Beginning this week, Verizon Thinkfinity is featuring expert voices in education in the Thinkfinity Community with the launch of the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series.

Thinkfinity interviewed five influential voices — including NCFL board member Jason Falls — to get their thoughts on education. Each interview will be available as video on demand on the dates listed below and will be archived for future access by Thinkfinity Community members.

These videos will be available exclusively to members of the Thinkfinity Community. Not a member? Register for free today — in addition to access to this great series, you’ll also be able to connect with more than 25,000 fellow educators!

Here’s the full schedule for the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series:

September 27, 2011Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice and is consistently ranked as one of the most powerful women in America. After 25 years on the nation’s highest court, Justice O’Connor set her sights on civics education, developing an innovative online program to inspire students to actively participate in democracy.

October 18, 2011Dr. Benjamin Carson is world-renowned as the first neurosurgeon to successfully separate craniopagus twins — twins joined at the head. He continues to pioneer life-saving medical procedures as Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and attributes his professional success to the confidence gained through educational achievement.

November 1, 2011Earvin “Magic” Johnson is an NBA legend, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and an inspiration committed to empowering individuals through education. Magic Johnson’s early interest in economics fueled a successful career off the court and his Community Empowerment Centers have invigorated ethnically diverse urban communities for 20 years.

November 15, 2011Dr. Chris Dede is an expert on emerging technologies, augmented and virtual reality. As the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Dr. Dede has revolutionized the way we learn using digital games and virtual worlds and is the at the forefront of understanding the implication of teaching with new technologies.

December 6, 2011Jason Falls is a groundbreaking educator and visionary, exploring and explaining the role technology and social media play in 21st-century education. Jason Falls is the most in-demand speaker on the subject, known for his signature bluntness and startling insight.